Zodiac Wildlife Adventure Sept 22 4pm

September 22, 2010

Wildlife Adventure 4pm Zodiac Sept 22nd.

Skipper Reid headed the 4pm Zodiac with guests on board toward the south east where reports of 4 Transients had been radioed in. They were traveling very slowly, almost as if they were in a resting mode. We watched for a while as several Harbour Porpoises traversed much the same area. Usually, the Transient Orca, who are mammal eaters will go after these cetaceans, but these 4 Killer Whales were obviously not hungry. We left them and travelled farther east to Hein Bank where we encountered members of L and K Pod. We identified L 41, ‘Mega’,a big male, L 72, ‘Racer ‘, her son L 105 ‘Fluke ‘ and K 21, ‘Cappuccino ‘, and his sister K40, ‘Raggedy ‘. The researchers from NOAA were out too in the late afternoon attaching some temporary monitoring devices on one or two of the Orca. Although the sky had clouded over, no wind was present. The water remained smooth and took on some pretty colours with the setting sun. Conditions for observing these magnificent Orca were excellent. We watched the setting sun as we headed back to Victoria with big smiles on our faces. What a great trip this was.
Marie, Orca-Magic.